Kusudama for Beginners

Kusudama - an unusual trend in needlework. This kind of origami is even considered curative. This kind of creativity came to our country from Japan. In the classical sense, the technique involves the creation of figures with spherical contours. A standard ball is formed of approximately 40 paper modules that resemble flowers in shape. This kind of creativity allows you to create very beautiful handicrafts by your own hands. Beginners in the assembly of figures will help with photo and video lessons.

Kusudam assembly schemes

Kusudama for beginners involves familiarity with the basic schemes with which you can make modules. In this technique, origami is most often created by paper flowers. They are the elements of the ball when assembling one or another original composition. The photo below shows only some of the schemes.

One of the most popular schemes Kusudama, which with their own hands with ease, beginners, is Cookiecutter. Literally the name is translated as a cookie cutter. Paper parts of this composition are similar to iron forms, with the help of which various figures were cut out of the dough. To create such a module you need to make 30 identical paper squares. Their optimal size is 7 x 7 cm.
On a note! It is best to deal with this kind of origami, using thick paper. This will allow the shape of the fragments to perfectly hold.

Working with this scheme of kusudama is quite simple. You need to bend each piece twice diagonally. This will form the center and contours of the fold. Further 2 opposite extreme corners are wrapped in the middle, and then, without bending them, two sides fold in the center. Below is another scheme. Basing on it, you can make a flower. Having completed several such details, it is possible to make a luxurious ball.

Step-by-step instruction on how to make Kusudama

Kusudama for beginners is not the easiest occupation. But master classes, schemes and video lessons will help in mastering this unusual origami technique.

Master class on creating the ball «Morning dew»

One of the most popular schemes in this technique is "Morning Dew". The author of this variety of origami is the master from Japan Makoto Yamaguchi. This version of origami consists of 64 identical paper modules. To execute the product, relying on this master class, you will need to take:

Step 1 - This master class is easy enough. Even beginners will cope with work. First, take the colored paper. Using a pencil and ruler, you need to draw a sheet into squares measuring 4.5 x 4.5 cm. You can choose other parameters: everything depends on the convenience here. In total it is necessary to make 30 squares. Then they are cut out and cut further diagonally. As a result, we get 60 triangles. Now they need to be folded by hand, as indicated in the diagram below.

This technique origami will look something like the photo.

Step 2 - Take a sheet of plain paper. On it you need to draw 60 squares. The optimal size is 1.8 x 1.8 cm. The triangle obtained earlier must be spread out and using a glue to fix on it a new square. From the edge should be retracted by about 2 mm.
Note! The use of such parts is not expected in the standard scheme, but they make the Kusudam more original and attractive.

Step 3 - Next, you need to fold the triangle, based on the diagram below. The result is a kind of imitation of the petal.

Step 4 - We need to make 60 such details in the origami technique with our own hands. When all of them are ready, you need to fix with the help of glue 5 petals together to make a flower.

Step 5 - We need to prepare 12 flowers according to this pattern. Details can be glued tightly or, on the contrary, leave a small gap. It is then perfectly "lie" bead. It is attached with a needle thread.

Step 6 - You need to fix three flowers. The threads that fixed the beads are connected. You need to create such fragments for the future ball. 4. In addition, you can glue them.

Step 7 - We need to wait until the fragments dry up and make a loop, complete with a brush. For this, golden and thick threads with beads and beads are taken. You can make a brush to your taste. When it is ready, 2 pieces are taken and glued together. When the structure dries, the glue is put on the inside of the brush.

Step 8 - Now the remaining 2 fragments are fixed. Everything, the ball is ready!

Master-class on the creation of a fantasy flower in the technique of Kusudam

Very beautiful in the technique of Kusudama can turn out a fantasy flower. A simple master class will allow you to create your own miniature masterpiece. For work it is necessary to use: From the resulting modules, you can make a three-dimensional ball, which will become an original decoration of the interior. The scheme for creating this element is quite simple. Step 1 - It is necessary to cut out from paper several identical squares. 1 such element is equal to 1 petal. The minimum number of fragments is 6.

Step 2 - The resulting squares must be bent diagonally. Corners should look up. The lower corners are also bent upwards. Each of them further develops in half.

Step 3 - The ready bend needs to be opened. In this case, the bending line should be centered.

Step 4 - The corners, which turned out on the wings of the module, are bent downwards. Then, the origami assembly involves adding these elements in half.

Step 5 - You need to work on the bend vector, upwards. It turns out a simple diamond in the technique of Kusudam. Then it is assembled in half and glued together. So it turns out 1 petal.

Creating a large, three-dimensional ball of Kusudama from such fantasy flowers does not cause difficulties even for beginners. Varieties of fragments of the composition in this technique origami can be very different. Each master is free to choose a variant of the module for the Kusudam ball.

Note! Having decided to master the direction in creativity, which is called kusudama, you can make modules for a ball from a simple satin ribbon.

Master-class on the creation of lilies

In this unusual technique, origami can create a ball of lilies. This kind of modules will look very impressive in the overall composition. Step 1 - To work, you will need a square sheet of the appropriate size. For the beginning, vectors of folds are outlined. For this, the workpiece is bent vertically, horizontally and both diagonals. Then a simple double square is formed, as the basic figure in Kusudam is called.

Step 2 - In the left part the angle is bent along the vertical of the module. Then the fragment is straightened out. This must be repeated with another part of the element to assemble the large ball.

Step 3 - Then the bent parts unbend, and the central fragment unfolds upwards. Bokovinki should be led to the center. This will make a triangle that folds down. Then the same actions are performed with the top part of the ball element of the Kusudam. The same must be done with each side. Origami reveals the petals below. They should be 4.

The lily is assembled using a pencil. With its help, a simple bud should acquire more natural contours.

Video for beginners: how to make kusudama own hands